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chavez fox 5 news. >>> the news edge in virginia and a stunning crime out of manassas today. a photographer was robbed and stabbed this morning while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center. police say two people approached him demanding his camera and cash. he refused. they stabbed him. residents were surprised to learn of the crime. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it's not the best neighborhood, but at the same time it's really shocking because that kind of thing just shouldn't happen. >> caught, one of the suspects a 15-year-old boy. they're still looking for the other person. as for the photographer, he's being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story tonight, the fight to repeal don't ask don't tell. it looks like the military's policy on gay troops will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. an effort to repeal the policy fell short in the senate today. fox 5's bob barnard joins us live in the newsroom with more. >> it's a complicated issue. for instance, the four
much of the panhandle of west virginia. the big concern with these is that they're probably going to pack some 60-mile an hour wind gusts with them and they're also moving very quickly to the east at about 40 miles per hour. so you can kind of project where they'll be heading if you live williamsport, martinsburg, hagerstown, inwood and boones borrow you'll be affected by that -- boonesborough. we'll keep a close eye on that. >>> horror at one of the nation's most prestigeous hospitals, a man from arlington distraught over the condition of his mother pulled out a gun her doctor. the alleged gunman then ran back into the room, shot his mother and turned the gun on him. fox 5's bob barnard is live in baltimore tonight with what we're learning about the suspect. bob. >> reporter: brian, there's still some confusion tonight over his name. police initially identified him as warren davis because of the bracelet hospital issued bracelet on his wrist, then came back and said his name was paul warren pardus. whatever his name, he touched off some terrifying moments here today. for a little
. virginia alfonno says she's not sure she has that kind of time. >> i have a cancer that has no cure. i can live maybe five years or 20 years. i don't know, depends on how long they keep going and how many studies i get into to hang in there, but i don't know if i've got five years to get an answer, and i would like to see them work a lot faster than this. this is ridiculous. >> reporter: now, meanwhile, the frederic health department has been trying to figure out if there's really a cancer clustener this area. the preliminary results of the study are due out october 4th. brian. >> roz plater reporting live in the news room. >>> police have identified a woman killed in a greenville apartment complex but still have not found her killer. jacqueline bass was shot several times on greenbelt road. she lived in that complex. police don't have a suspect or motive in her death. >>> a house fire has claimed the life of a mother and two of her children. it happened in morning in lortin, virginia. we're told in the last minutes of her life, she helped save the lives of three of her other kids. fox5's
of arlington, virginia, pulled a semiautomatic pistol from his pants and shot a physician in the stomach. >> called in my department. they're all locked in the lounge apparently. they can't move. >> reporter: the shooting victim, dr. david cohen. >> alleged that the dr. paralyzed his mother. >> reporter: hours later police found the suspect and his 84- year-old mother jean a patient at hopkins dead while investigators say it was a murder suicide. they continue their search for answers. >> you're not done at the door of 8073. we have a lot more work to -- 873. we have a lot more work to too. >> reporter: investigators are also trying to determine if somehow this could have been prevented. >> he had a handgun incorporate in virginia, but that doesn't extend to -- permit in virginia, but that doesn't rex technology to maryland and why was he coming and going -- extend to maryland and why was he coming and going to the hospital with a gun? is there anything to suggest that he was a threat to the hospital? >> reporter: police have now turned to family members and witnesses to learn more about
a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home bas
through homes in a northern virginia neighborhood thursday. the flames taking down three houses despite the best efforts of more than 100 firefighters. today we've obtained the 911 calls placed from tillett loop in manassas. fox 5's bob barnard with the worried voices behind the dramatic pictures of yesterday's fire. >> reporter: as soon as the first smoke and flames appeared, the calls started coming in. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in su you tell where the fire is? >> it looks like it's in the rear of the house. >> okay. like the deck or something? >> i can't tell. i'm down the street and i mean it's just plumes of black smoke now, the whole pretty much neighborhood getting engulfed in black smoke right now. >> reporter: a young man inside the house where the fire started was the first to call. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> come quick, come quick! fire, fire. >> reporter: it's the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas, his house the middle of three that would be eventually destroyed. >> what's on fire? >> my deck, my house! >> your house is on fir
will make more appearances in iowa and virginia tomorrow. >>> vincent gray is making good on a campaign promise, scheduled eight town hall meetings, and will take place next month. gray will hold meetings alongside each of the council members and anc representatives. the first town hall will take place october 5th. we posted the info at myfoxdc.com under web links. >>> coming up next, dc to boston in only three hours on the rails. that's amtrak's aim for the future. the new plans they've unveiled today and how it will affect the entire east coast. >> it's kind of scary but at the same time it was motivating because it's like okay, let's do this, so we can find a way out of this. >> a virginia woman's battle against a disease that's more common here than anywhere else in the us. the help she got from her sister and the cutting edge procedure that made it possible. >>> first a quick check of the run-down. the news edge will be right back. >> this is fox5's news edge at 11:00.  >> a faster trip, one of the many promises amtrak is making to passengers and unv
in virginia. the dmv was not able to issue driver's licenses for a week due to the failure. northrop grumman could end up paying penalties if the review find it was negligent leading to that crash. >>> a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own house and police think this speed bump is what sparked the deadly dispute. we'll explain why coming up next. >>> as you may think you're ordering from the light side of the menu, but how many karlies are you really -- calories are you realing consuming? >>> a quick check of our rundown, just a few of the stories we're following, not all. we'll be back in just a few. hang tight. >> it is fox 5 news edge at -- this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. it's time for a mayor who will end the cronyism and bring our city together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he
fiasco at virginia's dmv continues. thousands of people have not been able to get a license because of a computer outage since last wednesday. it could be out the rest of the week. sherri ly has the story. >> reporter: it's unusually quiet at the tyson's corner dmv, but that's not a good thing. for nearly a week since the computer outage, no one has been able to get a driver's license. >> you're not going to believe this. >> reporter: nick got a permit a month ago, lost it, and needs a new one, not just to drive but for work. >> i don't think i can get paid or anything until i have that because they have to verify all my information and everything. >> reporter: about 6500 people state-wide get their license in person each day. that's 39,000 people since the problem started, nearly enough to fill national's park. >> every year i come here, they say the system is down and cannot help you. >> reporter: his brother can take the test but will have to come back for a license. >> i have to take him like everywhere. >> reporter: the malfunction in the government's data storage system has be
know, but the intense flames lit up the sky in ransom, west virginia. as the barns burned people nearby tried to help the animals including workers from charlestown casino. >> you could hear the cries from the horses. they were just neiging at the top of their lungs. >> they were panicking. we just turned them loose and people stopped their car, not even horsemen, a lot of people from the casino. >> charlestown casino letting the folks use some of their stables for the surviving horses. the bravery saved 20, but again 27 died. investigators say the flames just spread too quickly in the wooden barn, no word tonight on the cause. >>> a shooting tonight sent two young men to the hospital. the scene was a few blocks from the same spot where two teenage girls and a man were shot last night. a 17 and 20-year-old were shot tonight on 54th street and blaine street northeast. both victims were conscious at the scene. last night three young people were shot on 53rd street and clay. they are recovering. police have not made any arrests so far. >>> as you know, the separation for military families
and northern virginia. the string of robberies began in february of last year. police have not caught up with this guy yet. they're offering a $10,000 reward for your information that might lead to an arrest. >>> we have new details in the death it of a young maryland woman. tonight investigators have new leads in the unsolved murder. 19-year-old tanessa taylor's brother said she was bipolar and schizophrenic. her body was found six months ago beaten and buried in a shallow grave. shannon watkins and casey boone are two persons of interest in the case. they believe taylor knew them through prostitution. >> you take a young girl who is very impressionable, it's very easy for her to get swept up into that negative kind of lifestyle and unfortunately that's precisely what happened to her and these are two people that she was involved in that with. >> police say there were rumors that taylor tried to tip off investigators about a robbery. that might have been why she was killed. >>> we are staying on top of a fox 5 investigation we started tonight at 10:00. imagine taking a handicapped parki
to a category 2 as it sideswipes the seaboard, but people all along the coast including virginia and maryland taking no chances tonight. we have team coverage on hurricane earl. we'll begin with sue palka in the weather center. sue? >> laura, no doubt about it, people up and down the coast will know earl paid a visit on this early labor day weekend, but it's not as bad as it could have been, earl weakened from a category 4 this morning down to its current category 2 with winds of 105 miles an hour. look at it on our satellite radar picture here. you can see the eye looks as though it's trying to fall apart. that eye will be replaced by a much larger eye which will have the effect of expanding the wind field but lightening that wind field somewhat. over to our system to see our tropical track here with our category 2 storm. most of the track keeps it off the coast, maybe nantucket, cape cod, martha's vineyard going to get brushed here. it will stay about 150 to 200 miles off our coast, but again they are going to feel it on the the outer banks, good tropical force conditions and maybe category
. >>> expect a longer wait than normal at virginia dmv lines. >>> plus apple unveiled its revamped tv and ipods. shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >>> up first tonight apple is ready to take another bite out of the electronics apple. no. 5, the tech company released its new smaller cheaper version of apple tv today. the $99 gadgets connects to hd sets and lets people connect to movies and tv shoes. apple unveiled the smaller square ipods that come with buttons. no. 4, grab a tennis racket and hit the gym, not the court, a brand- new fitness class that forces you to use your entire body focusing on strength, flexibility and endurance. no. 3, if you're looking for a job with the federal government the partnership for public service says the top five largest agencies to work for are the nuclear regulatory commission, government accountability office, the fdic, smithsonian institution and nasa. no. 2, home sales may be down, but plenty of people are looking to refinance. mortgage re-fi apps jumped nearly 3% last week borrowers taking advantage of the low interest rates. refinancing is at its hig
maryland faces a road challenge against 21st ranked west virginia. the mountain nears have -- the mountaineers have won the previous four meetings and a win would go a long way in proving these terps are for real. >> this week it will be another test, a different type of test, you know, but maybe we can have an indicator of how much we've grown, you know, in the last two weeks and what kind of confidence. you don't have to be confidence to win up in morgantown. >>> nats and braves in a matinee in atlanta, top of the 2nd no score, justin maxwell with the bases loaded and one out. one deep into left field, a no doubter. his third career grand slam, only nine career home runs. 4-0 nats bottom of the 6th, now 4-2. john lannan strikes out alex gonzalez who loses his bat in the process. the nats defeat the braves 4-2 to take 2-3 from atlanta and the o's defeat the blue jays 3- 1. i'm dave feldman. 5 is back with more of the edge right after this. have a good night.  >>> he'
. that is the latest from bethesda, maryland. i'm will thomas, fox 5 news. >>> in virginia now it appears the serial burglar struck again last night. in fact, he struck eight times last night. tonight fairfax county police are stepping up efforts to end what they call a one-man crime spree. we're talking 82 incidents in less than two months across the county including the clifton, sully, fair oaks, reston and mcclain areas. fox 5's wisdom martin working that one tonight. >> reporter: police say it's a top priority putting as many resources as they can into this crime spree regardless of their budget and the schedule. so far there have been no face to face confrontations with the suspect, but now investigators think the burglar may be armed. [ applause ] it was standing room only at mills elementary. hundreds of concerned residents packed the cafeteria to hear police information about the serial burglar that has plagued homeowners more than a month. >> normally we feel pretty safe in this area and i think that everybody is extremely concerned. i get multiple e-mails a day from neighbors all over the
efficient appliances for a discount. virginia sales tax holiday for energy star and water sense products runs from october 8th through the 11th and to get this discount they have to cost $2,500 or less. they include refrigerators, washing machines and that's not all. you can see the list of all eligible appliances on www.myfoxdc.com. just click on web links. >>> rainy day out there, rainy night for some people. >> yeah. not everyone will get the heavy rain, but boy did we need this rain and it's quite the beginning of a pattern change, too, where we've had high pressure dominating giving us our real hot summer. this changes things up a bit, a great looking live picture out at d.c. you can see the low clouds hanging, although we are not getting much rain, if any, out of the low clouds tonight, but it's been an interesting sky. most of the rain at this hour is on the eastern shore in the delmarva in particular. let's start with radar so you can see where some of that heavier stuff is now moving up from south to north. this will continue throughout the night but again that's about the only
set my chair up later or tomorrow morning. >> the virginia coastline saw much more. the winds gusted about 35 miles per hour. down in north carolina the outer banks is where earl did some damage. what can we expect this holiday weekend? gary mcgrady is looking at that. >> one of our photographers came back from ocean city and said he found nothing but sunshine, getting a lot better for this holiday weekend. >>> he once sparked a bubonic plague scare, now more tense moments that led to an airport shutting down. >>> two fans start jawing each other at the u.s. open. >>> first a quick check of our friday night rundown. hey, you're with us. might as well stick around another 20 minutes or so right? we're back in one minute. hang tight. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> new video tonight of the scientists behind that big scare at miami international airport. 70-year-old thomas butler was released today after being detained by security last night. a suspicious item was found in his luggage after he arrived on a flight from the middle east. before the item w
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